CHARLES GOTHARD

MACFARLANES

Category
Tax & Trust Lawyers
Company Size
International

‘My work is more international than most private client lawyers in London,’ says Charles Gothard. ‘One day I could be looking after some very wealthy person from the Far East, the next day some wealthy sheik. It’s a real cultural mix.’ Gothard is also eloquent on the human interest element in the private client world: ‘Some clients are chaotic and haven’t wanted to think about death… Others are keen effectively to rule beyond the grave. They want to delineate the future very clearly.’ He is reasonably philosophical about Brexit, and instead is more exercised about the non-doms tax reforms. ‘What non-doms hate is uncertainty and too many changes — they hate the regime they’re signed up to changing too quickly.’

Charles Gothard